It's a Canning Day - Can Do and Did

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So I found an amazing Farmer's market deal this week. Instead of GOING to the farmers market, I went to where the farmers buy! About 45 minutes from my home I discovered an Amish Auction for produce and baked goods!

I got boxes of potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, onions and flats of blackberries! Headed back next week to pickle me some cukes! All this at about 1/3 of what you would pay at a farmers market but the catch is you buy in bulk!

So here I spend on this 95 degree day, canning all the harvest into jars of tomatoes and blackberry jelly. I love it! So satisfying and what a deal!!

Still got more jars a cookin away!

Can't wait for peaches, pears and green beans! Check out the Seymour Capon Amish Auction next time you're around Springfield Missouri!

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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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Hi, Tammy.

    My Aunt used to can food that she grew in her garden - your photos bring back memories of her kitchen.

Jul 16, 2011 01:47 PM #1
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My mom's too. She always cans. My husband said he won't eat store bought jam.. so my mom shipped him 24 jars from Seattle!! Now he won't have to beg her anymore! :)

~T

Jul 16, 2011 01:51 PM #2
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Virginia Dean
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I actually bought a canning guide/magazine from Better Homes and Gardens,because I always wanted to "put up for the winter".

Don't when or if Iwill find the time to utilize it, but if not, there's always next year.

Thanks for sharing.

Jul 16, 2011 01:54 PM #3
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Its a full day event Virginia. Not like making cookies. You need to be set up and prepared but when you finish it's quite an acomplishment and you can save so much money in the long run!! :) Go for it!!

~T

Jul 16, 2011 01:55 PM #4
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Nothing beats home made jamj. That is all I eat.  Love home canned food. Tammy your lucky to live in an area to have that awsome source of farmers etc.

Jul 16, 2011 01:56 PM #5
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Tammy - Some years ago I bought a very large quantity of apples which I turnd into applesauce, which we put down in the basement in mason jars ..... several weeks later we heard breaking glass in the basement and thought we had somehow let a critter into the house or worse yet someone was breaking in ..... upon cautiously entering the basement we looked every where but could not see a thing ,,,,. suddenly there it was again we followed the source of the sound and discovered applesauce everywhere ..... the applesauce had fermented and the jars were exploding ..... I now freeze my applesauce

 

 

 

Jul 16, 2011 02:48 PM #6
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Tammy - I seem to recall you came from the West Coast to Mo. I bet you did not have that back home. Or did it just come natural.

I wonder what the farmers that say you at the farmers market would say now??

Jul 16, 2011 03:10 PM #7
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YUM!  Sounds like a busy day that will pay dividends for your family for several months Tammy.  ;-)

Jul 16, 2011 03:16 PM #8
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I really am! And I got scads of basil out in my own garden just itching for something to do! :)

~T

Jul 16, 2011 04:13 PM #9
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Kathy, That's unreal!! WOW, I have never heard of that happening but I have also never canned applesauce. I too have always frozen it. I wonder if the jars didn't seal??

Ken, ACTUALLY - I grew up on a farm on the Olympic Peninsula and my mom canned everything from our garden and we even grew our own cows for beef. I was home schooled and she taught me everything about it. When we moved to Seattle (Hubby and I) I grew our own garden and canned as much as I could. I loved it! So this is not new for me at all... My hobby is cooking and I have a deep passion for food of all kinds. :)

Anita, Exactly!! I love growing and eating as local as I can. Also got some fresh caught Louisiana Shrimp today!! HUGE ! Can't wait to prepare those this week!! :)

~!T

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Tammy, glad you enjoyed your day of canning.  When we had a garden, it was so successful that we couldn't consume it as quickly as it produced so I found I spent a good part of my summers cooking and jarring the surplus.  I enjoyed it while we had it, but I don't miss the canning, just the fresh produce. 

Jul 16, 2011 05:10 PM #11
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That;s a realy smart idea, Tammy.  You went straight to the source.  Love it.

Jul 16, 2011 10:16 PM #12
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Good morning Tammy.

That was a smart idea...Very creative process...

Have a great day.

Jul 17, 2011 12:00 AM #13
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Lora, Yes it's quite an ordeal... but I do love the results!

Debbie, I am so glad I discovered it!! A friend told me and now I don't have to spend 3x as much from the same guys that were at the auction with me at the markets in town! ;-)

Thanks Josh!! it's fun!

~T

Jul 17, 2011 12:25 AM #14
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Tammy ~ it doesn't sound like the best weather to can in, but you certainly hit the jackpot on the prices!  I wish we had something like that out here.

Jul 17, 2011 11:16 AM #15
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NO kidding Dawn!! There was like 5 dozen corn ears that went for $3.50... stuff like that!

~T

Jul 17, 2011 11:32 AM #16
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Gosh Tammy, I'm IMPRESSED!   Admittedly, I've never canned.  We do have tons of blackberries down by our creek that should be ready for pickin' here in a few weeks.  Best I'll do is make a freezer jam.  

Jul 21, 2011 12:28 PM #17
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Canning seems intimidating but once you do it, its not that bad. If you have a pressure cooker thats easy, or you can simply do the water bath method in a deep pot.  I had to make the berries into jelly cause they were really seedy.

~T

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